Category: CEO’s Desk

2023: The Year of Congressional Hearings

by Jim Toes, STA President & CEO What do UFOs, LIV Golf, artificial intelligence, and IRS whistleblowers all have in common? They are just a few of the subjects addressed in…  Read more

How to Play the Long Game: Lessons from Rich Repetto

by Jim Toes, STA President & CEO The fast-paced, high-stakes and competitive realities of our business can tempt many of us to be transactional in our approach to and interactions with…  Read more

The Constancy of Our Nation’s Flag

by Jim Toes, STA President & CEO Tomorrow is Flag Day, an annual commemoration in the United States that holds a special significance. It pays tribute to our nation’s flag —…  Read more

2023 Summer Interns: Remember to Celebrate the Little Things

This STA article is dedicated to financial services interns in the United States and Canada, many of whom are starting their internships this week. Please forward to those interns working among…  Read more

Catch A Lift: Giving Like It’s 1999

By Jim Toes, President & CEO, STA It’s been well over a decade since I stopped trying to describe what life was like on a trading floor shortly before and…  Read more

Stock Trading in Washington DC: More of Everything Is Needed

By Jim Toes, STA Earlier this week, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced the 2023 winners of its coveted and prestigious awards for excellence in journalism. Among the recipients were staff for the…  Read more

The Silver Linings of George Santos

By Jim Toes, STA People are hardwired to look for any positive outcome from a disappointing event. This tendency to search for silver linings in all kinds of dark clouds…  Read more

Holidays at Harry’s

By Jim Toes, STA Last week, restaurateur icon Harry Poulakakos celebrated the 50th anniversary of the institution that bears his name, Harry’s at Hanover Square. This momentous event was recognized…  Read more

Hey Intern, I’m Not Lonely

By Jim Toes Sitting in O’Hare Airport last Friday for what turned into a 10-hour flight delay, I had plenty of time to catch up on lots of reading. One…  Read more

Lifting Up Those In Need

Lifting Up Those In Need by Jim ToesPresident & CEO, STA A harsh reality within the financial services industry is that many of us will experience being let go from…  Read more